TOY STORIES (or How Not to Make a Living as an Artist)

TOY STORIES (OR HOW NOT TO MAKE A LIVING AS AN ARTIST) Written and performed by Chris Dobrowolski, Directed by Paul Bourne

“Meet Chris Dobrowolski... he’s a mid-career artist”

Chris is financially trapped in the house where he grew up. His garden shed has become his new studio where he creates kinetic works of art from the toys of his childhood... including Scalextric, train sets and
model planes.
In TOY STORIES Chris’ exploration of the absurdities of modern art and modern living are interwoven with a real-life quest to Poland to uncover secrets about his extraordinary family heritage. His journey sees Chris dig up some metaphorical ghosts of the past, as well as a real German WW2 tank, and reminds us how little has changed in populist politics between then and now. He even googled “Nazis and Scalextric” and got a hit...

TOY STORIES takes the audience on an irreverent, powerful and hilarious storytelling adventure through art, contemporary politics, twentieth-century history - and toys!

Tickets: £16
Saturday 13 January 2024 - 7pm

“live art in all its glory”  Three Weeks, Edinburgh
“... brilliantly charismatic storytelling” Broadway Baby, Edinburgh
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
KT12 2PF